Physical Location Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch
5325 N. State Road 59
Brazil, IN 47834

Contact Information 800-622-4779 (Toll-Free In-State)
317-356-3633 (Office)
317-356-3996 (Fax)

Mailing Address Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch
147 E. Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Our Services: Summer Camps. Overnights. Day Visits and Field Trips.

Officer With Dog

Students from all 92 counties across Indiana – future deputies, troopers and police officers … at-risk kids … and young witnesses and victims of crime – will discover the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch offers life lessons about Respect, Animals, Nature, Character and Health.

A not for profit organization, the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch will be a 62-acre educational and training retreat offering field trips, overnights and weeklong leadership camps to Indiana teens. 

Scheduled to open in the summer of 2018, the Youth Ranch will feature swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, softball, baseball, basketball, hiking, a confidence course, zip line, arts and crafts. Students will also learn about vital age-appropriate topics like CPR and first aid, substance abuse, personal safety, bullying, cybercrimes, gangs and firearms safety. Whenever possible, young Ranch visitors will observe K-9, Horse Patrol, SWAT and Water Rescue training of deputies. Center, recreation facilities, computer lab, an outdoor nature classroom, and sheriffs’ and deputies’ memorial will all be completed as tax-deductible contributions can be raised from supportive individuals, families, small businesses, corporations, social and labor organizations.

"With a permanent home like the Youth Ranch, we hope to reach thousands of Hoosier teens from spring through fall." - Steve Luce, Executive Director

About the Ranch

Located in Clay County between Indianapolis and Terre Haute – and within a few hours’ drive to most Hoosier hometowns – the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch is conveniently located just off State Road 59 between I-70 and Brazil, Indiana.

Purchased with private funds in the spring of 2016, the West Central Indiana property is being transformed into a peaceful, yet exciting Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch. A former veterinary clinic on the property has been expanded to become Indiana’s first statewide K-9 training and certification facility for sheriffs’ and police departments. The property’s existing home will serve as a lodge and conference center for the Ranch. Ten youth bunkhouses, a multi-purpose

Through grassroots fundraising in each of Indiana’s 92 counties, tax-deductible sponsorships for construction and scholarships for campers will allow local students from every community and every county to discover an exciting Youth Ranch experience.

To sponsor local students or to join ranks with your local Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch fundraising efforts, please contact your county sheriff or the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association at 800-622-4779.

Camp LayoutSee the Plans!